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  • Risky drinking is rising rapidly in the US

    Americans are drinking too much. High-risk drinking among US adults increased about 30% between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, according to a new study. The proportion Americans developing alcohol dependence, it said, could be considered a “public health crisis.” Read more here.

  • The World’s Biggest Booze Companies Are Placing Their Bets on a Sober Future

    It’s a weekday at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan, and a group of alcohol writers are milling around with cocktails in their hands. The drinks are an off-yellow mix of Meyer lemon, honey, and a base product called Seedlip, and they’re all mixed and shaken by a bartender. Cocktails at 11:30 a.m. […]

  • Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens

    Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a body image expert and an assistant professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, and her co-authors, Andrea Kennedy and Elizabeth O’Neill, used data from a national survey of American teenagers to determine the associations between perceived size and weight, perceived attractiveness, and levels of alcohol and tobacco use. […]

  • Nelsan Ellis died of alcohol withdrawal. Family hopes his death will be a ‘cautionary tale.’

    Though he was in and out of rehab, his sobriety never lasted. So finally, “After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own.” Attempting to detox from alcohol without medical attention, particularly after sustained use for a long period of time, is extremely dangerous. As WebMD stated, “Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a […]



  • Recovery Summit
    Come be a part of the first Recovery Summit, held in Palmer, Alaska. A variety of speakers and panelists will provide a full day of networking, idea-sharing, and conversation around recovery. The summit is targeted toward individuals in recovery, and will offer opportunities to share your experiences in order to improve our systems and change lives. More information is available here.      

    Time: 10:00-4:00
    Location: The Glenn Massay Theater, College Drive, Palmer, AK, United States
  • Set Free Alaska Open House – Valley Oaks Residential Treatment Center
    Please join us in celebrating the opening of Set Free Alaska’s Women’s Residential Treatment Center. This will be a special time of dedication, honoring the funders and supporters who helped make this center possible.

    Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: 2010 e Bogard Road, Wasilla, AK, United States
  • FREE Movie Screening: Chasing the Dragon
    The Bear Tooth is proud to partner with the FBI and DEA to present “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”. The movie will be followed by a panel of Law Enforcement & Health Care Professionals discussing the crisis and how to address it. To help raise awareness of this epidemic and to help educate young people on the dangers of addiction, the FBI and DEA have released the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a compilation of heart-wrenching first-person accounts by addicts and family members of addicts about their experiences. Free tickets will be available Tuesday, August 22nd at 10:30 am, two tickets per person, first come first served. More information here.

    Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
    Location: Bear Tooth Theatrepub, West 27th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, United States
  • International Overdose Awareness Day
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. The event will take place at 6:00pm on August 31st at Delany Park Strip in Anchorage, Alaska. Attendees are asked to bring grey and black balloons. Grey symbolizes a personal struggle with addiction. Black symbolizes the loss of a loved one to addiction.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Delaney Park, West 9th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, United States
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